First off, I've started running again. The tendon/ankle/foot still hurts but I'll see if running makes it stronger or injures it more. It's been about five months since I ran and I can tell. My pace is very slow but the good news is so is my heart rate. Swimming must be keeping me cardio fit. I'm only running 30 minutes a day on as flat of surface as I can find. I'm hoping to work up to an hour a day and then start working on gaining a little speed. That's all presuming that my injury keeps healing or at least stays the same.
It's been a while since I've posted photos so here's a few from the past couple of weekends here in Hawaii.
Aaron and Grace at the airport. It's the first time they've seen each other in nearly two years.
The walking/running path at Old A is where I'm doing my running these days.
Sunset at Honl's beach.
All the above photos are at the Hilton in Waikoloa.
Karen photographing koi at the Queen's Shops in Waikoloa.
I've reached the end of my patience. It's been around seven months since I've been on my bike on the road and it's been about five months since I've done any running on the road.
The peroneal tendon that runs from my foot past my ankle is better than it was a few months ago but is still injured and somewhat painful when I use it. But enough is enough. It's time to get back on the road so tomorrow I'm breaking out my running gear and going for a run - for better or worse. It won't be too long of a run, hopefully a mile or so but it will be a start, a new beginning.
I'll let you know how it goes.
On a family note: Aaron's wife, Grace, finally made it to America. After nearly two years of filling out paper work and thousands of dollars, Aaron and Grace have been reunited. They were married in August two years ago in the Philippines.
Things may be changing at work for me. I may be returning to photojournalism in the near future. I spent about 16 years as a photographer before moving over to page design/copy editing/graphic designer.